Attacker You! is the story of ambitious and energetic 13-year-old junior high schoolgirl You Hazuki (variously known as "Mila," "Jeanne" or "Juana" in Western dubbed versions of the anime), who moves to Tokyo from Osaka to live with her father Toshihiko, a cameraman recently returned from Peru, and attend school. You's mother is not in the picture, having left when You was very young. Also living with You and her father is her younger brother Sunny, who is very attached to his older sister and tends to follow her everywhere she goes, including to school and to her volleyball matches. You is also curious about Kyushi Tajima, the pretty blonde woman whom she sees covering volleyball games on television, and about why her father becomes very angry whenever You mentions her.
You is passionate about volleyball and dreams of one day being a part of Japan's national women's volleyball team in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. She joins her school's girls' volleyball team and quickly becomes one of the top players, although her coach (who is also her homeroom teacher) is brutal and literally slaps his players around when they don't live up to his expectations. You begins a tumultuous friendship with former school volleyball champ and former arch-rival Nami Hayase (French name: "Peggy"), which comes to a head when the two girls join opposing professional teams. She also develops a crush on So Takiki, the captain of the Hikawa boys' volleyball team (known as "Shiro," "Serge" or "Sergio" in various Western versions), and puts as much effort into trying to win his heart as she does into her game.
This is a really old anime! The history is about You Hazuki, a girl who begins to love volleyball (and not just volleyball :P), and plays in the school team. Day after day she grows older and more mature, she learns a lot about herself, makes friends... I find it a lot similiar to Captain Tsubasa.
Anyway, I remember that when I first saw the anime (I was maybe 11) it was really exciting... I began to like volleyball because of it.
Esse é um anime muito antigo mesmo! A história gira em volta da personagem principal, You Hazuki, que é apaixonada pelo vôlei e
joga no time da escola. Durante o anime ela vai crescendo e ganhando habilidades, fazendo amigos e tal... eu acho a história bem parecida com Captain Tsubasa. De qualquer forma achei esse anime bem empolgante, nos episódios em que a You treinava para conseguir saltar mais alto, eu treinava junto com ela em casa rsrs... vale a pena dar uma olhada no anime :)
"Mila e Shiro" is one of the historical souls for those of us who found it every day on television, one of that series of cartoons that helped children of the eighties and nineties know and love Japanese animation .
Here it is. To this day I wonder: the fact that it has been proposed again and again for a decade without rest ... could it not be the only reason that pushes many of us to think about it with nostalgic pleasure? It is true, "Attacker You!", The original title of the work, has in itself a teaching that at least the majority of parents
has always tried to inculcate to their children, that is the good old "if you put yourself with all of yourself, you will be able "; but in my opinion this alone does not define a good animation work. In order to speak of a good job, the following characteristics must be able to be attributed to it, at least at a certain level: good drawings and animation for the historical period in which it was created; an original and well-developed storyline, the respect of the pact with the public (so the premises must be taken into consideration at every moment without making glorious slips in the plot or by half-closing doors that are then neither opened nor used nor closed in some way, but rather they remain so without any use except to fill or distract; well characterized characters (major or secondary characters: if they come into play they must do it properly); the recycling of drawings should be non-existent, but I realize that for the Japanese animators of the period it was an unimaginably expensive thing etc .; contents, developments and plausible implications according to the premises and the cardboard genre.
Mila and Shiro - Two hearts in volleyball ... those who do not know this anime have not fully lived their childhood. Every day she was on television when I was a kid, and every time I stood in front of the screen; surely it is an anime that has accompanied me for some time along the growth, but seeing it again and reviewing it now has a completely different effect.
The visual sector weighs heavily on the series, but, given those years, you can't expect more; the drawings are not bad, but the animations are scarce also because of the recycles, which are very visible during the games. The sound sector is normal, with good sound effects; the Italian abbreviation is pleasant and dubbing convinces.
The development of the plot is simple, linear and even a little obvious, but on the whole it is very pleasant and engaging. The characters, however, are not very characterized, except for the protagonist who seems to be the only charismatic and full of many positive aspects. What entertains the soul is how the protagonist impacts the story in a fantastic way, giving many emotions and reflective moments; volleyball games are the main attractions, and the main character will show all its positive aspects, game after game, also demonstrating important values such as friendship and love, and the value of the family outside the field.
In conclusion, this anime deserves a vision anyway, given the values put into play by the protagonist, who are still excellent qualities to show even to a minor audience.